Rescue 116: the Irish Lights ship Granuaile carrying wreckage from the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Lights ship Granuaile has returned to north Co Mayo to continue the search for two missing airmen from the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 sq(...)

Fishing vessels will converge on north Mayo’s Blackrock island at first light on Saturday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

A fleet of fishing vessels will converge on north Mayo’s Blackrock island at first light on Saturday to sweep the Atlantic seaboard for two missing Ir(...)

Orla Smith appeals for help from the fishing industry in the search for her brother Ciaran.

The family of one of the four Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crew members has appealed to the fishing industry to participate in an extended search(...)

Sedco 711 drilling rig at the Corrib gas field. It is a semi-submersible drilling unit capable of operating in harsh environments and water depth of up to 550m.

1996: Gas discovery reported 83 km off Mayo by Enterprise Energy Ireland (EEI). August 2001: Mayo County Council approved permission for an onshore(...)

The Ocean Guardian drilling rig  at the Corrib field, 80km off the Co Mayo coastline

Shell E&P Ireland has said it “looks forward to delivering gas” from the Corrib project in north Mayo following the Environmental Protection Agenc(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney should take a “leadership” role in State management of fragile habitats, Coastwatch has said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Environmental organisation Coastwatch has called on Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to take a “leadership” role in State management of fragile(...)

Sinéad Diver from Belmullet, Co Mayo, has just been confirmed on the Australian team for the IAAF world contest in Beijing.

A Mayo woman, who took up competitive running accidentally just four years ago, has been selected to represent Australia in this year’s athletics worl(...)

A local vessel employed by the Corrib gas project locates the project’s dislodged outfall pipe in Broadhaven Bay.

As efforts continue to deal with a Corrib gas outfall pipe which was dislodged after storms off the Mayo coast, fishermen have expressed concern about(...)

A section of the Corrib gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that Shell E&P Ireland can fall back on the original emissions licence for the Corrib gas refine(...)

Ballinaboy bridge gas terminal: work remains suspended on tunnelling the final section of the pipeline route under Sruwadaccon estuary

Shell E&P Ireland Ltd (SEPIL) has played down the significance of yesterday’s Commercial Court decision quashing an emissions licence for the C(...)